Demonstrating the vital role mass transit played in the city's development are 19 vintage cars dating from 1904 through 1967, a working signal tower, bas-reliefs used in architectural adornment of subway stations, various turnstiles used over the past 90 years and a history of surface transit (bus, taxi and horse-drawn ...
A magnet for history buffs and bird watchers, Green-Wood is a Revolutionary War historic site (the Battle of Long Island was fought in 1776 across what is now its grounds), a designated site on the Civil War Discovery Trail and a registered member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System.
The museum presents the culture, history and traditions of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side, drawing parallels with the diverse cultural communities that have settled in America.
One of the 13 galleries at the museum is devoted to Noguchi's celebrated work in interior design. Noguchi most actively worked in this field during the 1940s, creating furniture and interiors that displayed the biomorphic imagery of his contemporary sculpture.
The Paley Center's permanent media collection contains nearly 150,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. As in any noncirculating library, visitors can select programs to view while in the museum and watch them at a console.
Two-hundred paintings completed between the 1890s and 1940s, plus memorabilia from all periods of Roerich's life (1874-1947), including his set designs for operas by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, his collaborations with Igor Stravinsky and the paintings he made from expeditions to India and Tibet, are on view.
The first floor of this historic house is used for exhibits depicting Queens history. A second floor parlor is decorated as if it belonged to a middle-class Victorian family. In addition, the Queens Historical Society plans, researches and mounts a regular series of history-related exhibitions and lecture series the homestead.